How to make Doughnut

Doughnuts are deep fried pastries made from dough. Doughnut are often sweet, they are commonly enjoyed at breakfast, midmorning or mid-afternoon snack. Doughnuts are sometimes filled with pastry cream or jam and they are circular in shape with a hole in the middle. It looks like puffy.

Is true that you can always buy doughnuts mostly at supermarket bakeries or likely at eateries. But you can make doughnuts at home with the right flavour to your taste, yours will even be more fresher and less processed.

Safety before making Doughnuts

  • Make sure you have a kitchen fire extinguisher and be sure you know how to use it.
  • Avoid water coming in contact with hot oil.
  • Never use water to put off a grease fire. Cover the fire with a metal lid or fire extinguisher
  • Always add oil to an unheated pan
  • Be sure to use a dry frying pan
  • Never leave the frying pan unattended to while you are still making use of it
  • When you are done frying, remove the frying pan and make it is cool completely.
  • Once is has cooled off, turn the oil into a safe container

Ingredients for making doughnut

  • Margarine (100g)
  • Flour (250g) all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon of yeast
  • 2 cups of milk (lukewarm)
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons of freshly grated nutmeg

Method

  1.  In a bowl, mix the flour, yeast and sugar.
  2.  Add butter, eggs and milk in the mixture, mix it thoroughly till the dough is properly formed.
  3.  In a separate bowl, put your mixed dough and leave it for an hour to rise.

Roll the dough

Transfer the risen dough to a flat surface; use a rolling pin to flatten the dough. Don’t stir additional flour to the dough; it can cause it to be dry and heavy.

Cut the Dough

Using the doughnut cutter, cut the dough into classic rings. Dip the cutter into flour to prevent the dough from sticking to the cutter. Leave the shaped dough to rise for 5-10 minutes.

Fry the Doughnuts

Heat the vegetable oil, then place the risen shaped puffy dough to the heated oil. Fry till it is golden brown.
Don’t allow the doughnut to be darker coloured, repeat the same process with rest of the goughnut.

Tip: the amount of oil you need depends on the type of fryer you are using.


Notes

  • Your dough should be very soft but not sticky
  • Dip cutter in the flour before cutting the doughnut to avoid sticking
  • Doughnuts are best served hot.
  • The oil should be moderately hot before adding the doughnut to it.

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